Whether you are doing Rome in luxury or figuring out a way to get the most out of Tuscany, Italy certainly will not disappoint eager honeymooners seeking a romantic and memorable experience.
Rome is a city packed full of fabulous architecture, rich with culture, overflowing with amazing restaurants and mouthwatering cuisine and full to the brim with beautiful people.
Unsurprisingly, the popularity of this passionate city has ballooned over the years and it is now one of the top European destinations for everything from romantic proposal weekends to stylish hen holidays and Euro-railing stop-offs.
With the influx of tourists, hotels, restaurants, and bars in the city have grown in numbers, from the smallest street side snack shop to some of the most spectacular restaurants in the world. If you are looking for luxury in Rome then you won’t have to go far to find it as pretty much every need is catered for here and the Romans are particularly good at fabulous decadence.
Luxury hotels in Rome
The Italians are expert at luxe – plush fabrics, dramatic furnishings, stylish interiors and over the top extras mean that you can enjoy luxury in Rome in a wide selection of the city’s hotels.
Hotel de Russie has rooms from around €295 a night and is located in the heart of Rome, with the Spanish Steps, The Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel and fashion houses of the city all within walking distance. This hotel has earned its five stars through a combination of stylish, contemporary rooms, one of the best spas in the city and an achingly romantic setting.
The Rome Cavalieri is the perfect option for classic luxury in Rome. With opulent rooms, a stunning view out over the rooftops, a high-class spa and its own private art collection, this is one of the most luxurious properties in Europe. I know I get annoyed pretty easily, but this won’t bother me in any way!
Rooms start at around €300 a night. The Lord Byron Hotel is located in Rome’s exclusive Parioli district and offers guests accommodation in plush 1930’s art deco style. The rooms are a combination of vintage and modern luxury with monogrammed bedheads, full sized baths and fresh flowers from €230 a night. What a different word from the one we experienced on our Australia trip.
High-end shopping in Rome
If you are on a mission for some serious spending during your trip to Rome then you will not be disappointed. The city is full of designer shops of the likes of Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana, showcasing legendary Italian chic, as well as a wide range of department stores selling luxury goods of every shape and size.
If you really want to burn through your credit cards then the area around Piazza di Spagna – Spanish Steps – Via Dei Condotti is one of the richest in the entire city. There used to be a charge just to enter the shops on this street so expensive and luxurious are the products on sale.
Luxury dining in Rome
Although there is an argument that any dining is luxury dining in Rome given the high quality of the sensational Italian food, there are some restaurants that offer more luxurious surroundings than others.
Rome has a number of Michelin starred restaurants, such as Il Convivio Troiani, Giuda Ballerino and Il Pagliaccio, each one serving up delicious variations on the already fabulous Italian cuisine.
Outside of the Michelin restaurants, there are hidden gems everywhere in this city. For the luxury of uncensored old school dining, you can’t beat somewhere like Roma Sparita or for pure Tuscan indulgence there is Toscano.
For the ultimate in boho luxury, choose a warm summer evening, take a bottle of Frascati and a couple of slices of pizza and enjoy under the velvety night sky in one of the city’s romantic parks or piazzas.
Everyone’s idea of luxury is different but when it comes to enjoying Rome in considerable style there is plenty of choices. The city has a wide range of fabulous spas where you can indulge in facials, massages, and scrubs, there are ice cream parlors for an indulgent evening treat, and the choice of culture here – from theater and clubbing, through to art and music – is incredible.
So, whether it’s the sensory overload of a high-class restaurant or the indulgence of a night at the opera you’re after, you won’t have to look far for luxury in Rome.